Air traffic is still mostly at a standstill. But there was a time before: The countries in which aircraft took off most frequently.
Sheremetyevo International Airport
10th place. Russia: 16’516 take-offs per week. Shown in the image is the Moscow airport Sheremetyevo.
9th place. Spain: 19’289 take-offs per week. The image shows the airport Madrid-Barajas.
8th place. Indonesia: 19’734 take-offs per week. You can see ATC tower of the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta.
7th place. Germany: 20’176 take-offs per week. The image features the Berlin-Tegel airport.
6th place. United Kingdom: 20.906 take-offs per week. The image shows London Heathrow.
International Airport Authority Ottawa
5th place. Canada: 21’128 take-offs per week. Here you can see the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.
Haneda International Airport
4th place. Japan: 22’239 take-offs per week. Shown is the airport Tokio-Haneda.
3rd place. India: 25’255 take-offs per week. The image shows the Indira Gandhi International airport in Delhi.
2nd place. China: 94’019 take-offs per week. Here you can see Beijing’s new airport Daxing.
1st place. USA: 182’318 take-offs per week. The image features the Dulles International Airport in Washington.
It is uncertain when aviation will return to pre-crisis levels. It is also unclear how the industry’s cards will be reshuffled by the turmoil. But where exactly was the indsutry standing before?
A look at figures from times before covid-19 explains a bit. Last October the aviation research company Capa counted how many aircraft took off in which country. The placements in itself are not too interesting, but the difference between the countries are.
Number one has almost twice as many weekly departures as number two. Number ten has less than a tenth of the number one’s take-offs.
Look at the picture gallery above to see which countries had the most weekly departures last year.